Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA), current status FDA employees only with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to Commission Corps personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.


This position is located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety, and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Safety (OFS), Division of Seafood Safety (DSS), located in College Park, Maryland. 

Position Information: 

Temporary promotion may be terminated at any time without prior notification. Individual selected will be returned to previous position held upon completion of temporary promotion. This temporary promotion may be converted to permanent without further competition.


The Division Director plans, manages, organizes, and directs all the postmarket operations, program segment(s), functions, and activities of the Division.

The Division Director applies a knowledge of administrative and program management principles and skills to carry out the mission of the Division as well as to address and solve unusual and often precedent setting problems associated with the Division programs.

The Division Director initiates decision-making processes and documents, and participates fully in discussions and decisions concerning Office and Center plans, programs, and activities.

The Division Director develops and implements Division policies and plans, and makes critical decisions and provides expert advice and counsel concerning approaches and options that are sound and feasible in relation to Office and Center goals, objectives and Federal budgetary and economic realities.